JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater http://wwno.org en Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra Of New York On JazzSet http://wwno.org/post/jon-faddis-jazz-orchestra-new-york-jazzset Young <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/92623694/jon-faddis">Jon Faddis</a>, born in 1953, learned every note <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15368367/dizzy-gillespie">Dizzy Gillespie</a> ever recorded. Then Faddis <em>found</em> Gillespie and reacquainted the older trumpeter with some of his own best work. Their relationship became a close mentorship in jazz, maybe the closest. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 02:43:00 +0000 editor 25937 at http://wwno.org Gretchen Parlato, The Cookers On JazzSet http://wwno.org/post/gretchen-parlato-cookers-jazzset Ninety years ago near the village of Katonah, N.Y., art lovers Walter and Lucie Rosen bought Caramoor, a wooded estate, and built a home for their collection of painting and sculpture. Every room was a gallery, including their favorite, the Music Room; after they lost their only son in World War II, they presented a small concert series there to honor him. So began the transformation of Caramoor from a private home to an arts center and treasure for Westchester County, north of New York City.<p>Today, every summer from June to August, Caramoor presents chamber music and a resident orchestra. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:03:00 +0000 editor 23888 at http://wwno.org Billy Childs Quartet On JazzSet http://wwno.org/post/billy-childs-quartet-jazzset It's New Year's Eve at The Blue Whale, a "live jazz + art space" in the Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles. Founded in 2009 by singer Joon Lee, this is a listening room. There's food at the bar, poetry (Rumi!) on the ceiling, and wall-to-wall people. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:57:00 +0000 editor 23493 at http://wwno.org Dee Dee Bridgewater On JazzSet http://wwno.org/post/dee-dee-bridgewater-jazzset <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15296069/dee-dee-bridgewater">Dee Dee Bridgewater</a>'s smile says it all: she's singing this week on <em>JazzSet </em>from the Caramoor Jazz Festival.<p>All summer, Caramoor presents chamber music, opera, Latin music, a resident orchestra and more — rain or shine. And it did rain in 2012, though the audience stayed dry under the Venetian Theater roof with Bridgewater and her awesome band.<p>Bridgewater's musical director is Edsel Gomez, arranger and pianist. He's her orchestra, pacesetter and descarga driver all in one. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 17:50:00 +0000 editor 23148 at http://wwno.org Lewis Nash Quintet, Kurt Elling On JazzSet http://wwno.org/post/lewis-nash-quintet-kurt-elling-jazzset There are three stages at the Newport Jazz Festival. At least two are always running simultaneously. Given the surfeit of options, it's rare to hear a complete set. The question begins to nag: <em>Should be we somewhere else? </em>And away you go, leaving a work in progress to make sure you don't miss one getting underway.<em></em><p><em></em>But sometimes if you choose a spot on the lawn and stay put, the juxtaposition of two bands delivers a fine festival experience. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:01:00 +0000 editor 22277 at http://wwno.org John Ellis, Darcy James Argue On JazzSet http://wwno.org/post/john-ellis-darcy-james-argue-jazzset As we re-release these two sets from Newport, saxophonist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/91161786/john-ellis">John Ellis</a> (leader of one, player in the other) is leading workshops in Portugal and Italy. <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/103816068/darcy-james-argue">Darcy James Argue</a> has released a studio recording of <em>Brooklyn Babylon, </em>and his Secret Society tied with the <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/17003773/maria-schneider" target="_blank">Maria Schneider</a> Orchestra for the Big Band of 2013 in the just-out <em>DownBeat</em> Critics Poll. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:15:00 +0000 editor 21854 at http://wwno.org Bill Charlap And Renee Rosnes On JazzSet http://wwno.org/post/bill-charlap-and-renee-rosnes-jazzset From their spirited night of Chick Corea music alone, it's clear how <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/89354519/renee-rosnes" target="_blank">Renee Rosnes</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15343365/bill-charlap" target="_blank">Bill Charlap</a> love to play amongst horns and a rhythm section. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:32:00 +0000 editor 21182 at http://wwno.org Catherine Russell, Virginia Mayhew On JazzSet http://wwno.org/post/catherine-russell-virginia-mayhew-jazzset <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/92365682/catherine-russell">Catherine Russell</a> is a lady born to music. Her father, Luis Russell (1902-63), was Louis Armstrong's orchestra leader beginning in the mid-1930s. Her mother, Carline Ray, is a bassist, singer, great all-around musician and a member of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, the 1940s all-woman band that swung as hard as the men. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 20:09:00 +0000 editor 20823 at http://wwno.org Branford Marsalis Quartet On JazzSet http://wwno.org/post/branford-marsalis-quartet-jazzset From January 1992 to September 2001, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15399050/branford-marsalis">Branford Marsalis</a> set the <em>JazzSet</em> pace, hosting 39 new shows a year (now we do 26) from the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band; festivals in Iowa City, Telluride, Pasadena, Mount Hood, Montreal and Brevard, N.C.; the new music festival in Groningen, the Netherlands, and the Havana Jazz Festival in Cuba; clubs from Yoshi's in California to Sculler's and the Regattabar in Boston. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:09:00 +0000 editor 19468 at http://wwno.org Gabriel Alegria And Gerald Clayton On JazzSet http://wwno.org/post/gabriel-alegria-and-gerald-clayton-jazzset The Litchfield Jazz Festival leads off with a weeks-long camp for high-school students and New York's finest musicians on the faculty, then climaxes with a two-day festival. This year it's August 11-12 in Goshen, Conn., but here we have two sets from the 2010 festival, featuring two groups with young leaders.<p>Gabriel Alegría and his Afro-Peruvian Sextet plant their feet in two cities: New York and Lima. When they play in Peru, they invite New York fans to join the tour. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 19:37:00 +0000 editor 17506 at http://wwno.org